CLAT Syllabus 2020

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2020 will be conducted on second week of May 2020. The exam will be conducted by The National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi, and Kerala, India. CLAT is one of the most prestigious national level examinations for admission in to UG and PG programs offered by the top law colleges in India
The CLAT paper is conducted online in a time frame of 2 hours (120 minutes). The paper has 200 questions under 5 different sections. The first step towards an effective preparation is to know the CLAT syllabus well. Since there has been no release of CLAT syllabus officially, we have come up with a list of important topics based on previous years CLAT papers.
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Sr.No. Subjects Questions Marks
1 English including Comprehension 40 40 Marks
2 General Knowledge and Current Affairs 50 50 Marks
3 Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) 20 20 Marks
4 Legal Aptitude 50 50 Marks
5 Logical Reasoning 40 40 Marks
**Negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer
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CLAT Syllabus for CLAT English and Comprehension
  1. ENGLISH VOCABULARY:
    1. Synonyms
    2. Antonyms
    3. Analogies
  2. ENGLISH PROFICIENCY:
    1. Idioms and Phrases
    2. One word substitution
    3. Sentence improvement
    4. Sentence Rearrangement
    5. Fill in the blanks
  3. ENGLISH USAGE ERRORS:
    1. Common errors
    2. Spotting errors
    3. Inappropriate usage of words
    4. Spelling mistakes
  4. ENGLISH COMPREHENSION
CLAT Syllabus for CLAT Elementary Mathematics
  1. ARITHEMATIC:
    1. Number system
    2. Square roots, Surds and indices
    3. H.C.F and L.C.M
    4. Simplification
    5. Ratio and proportions
    6. Average
    7. Logarithms and Functions
    8. Fractions and decimals
    9. Time and work
  2. COMMERCIAL MATHS
    1. Interest
    2. Percentage
    3. Profit, loss and Discounts
    4. Partnership
  3. MENSURATION
    1. Areas
    2. Volumes
  4. MODERN MATHEMATICS
    1. Permutation & Combination
    2. Probability
    3. Clocks & Calendars
  5. DATA INTERPRETATION
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CLAT Syllabus for CLAT General Knowledge and Current Affairs
  1. STATIC GK:
    1. Polity
    2. History- Ancient, Medieval, Modern and World
    3. Geography
    4. Economics
    5. General Science
    6. Science and technology
    7. Ecology
  2. CURRENT AFFAIRS:
    1. Events of National and International importance
    2. Current events in areas of Economics, Science, Sports, Places, Persons
    3. Books and Authors
CLAT Syllabus for CLAT Logical Reasoning
  1. LOGIC TESTS
    1. Statement Assumptions
    2. Statement Conclusions
    3. Statement Arguments
    4. Statement actions
  2. REASONING
    1. Number test
    2. Series test
    3. Direction and distance test
    4. Coding and Decoding
    5. Blood Relationships
    6. Ranking
    7. Analogy
CLAT Syllabus for CLAT Legal Aptitude

Since, there is no particular or fixed syllabus which is given for the CLAT exam, one can only give a list of important topics from different law subjects which can be covered by the students, based on previous year question papers. The same is available as follows.

  1. Indian Constitution
    • Evolution of the Indian Constitution and Salient Features
    • Preamble; Indian Union and Citizenship
    • Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles of State Policy; Fundamental Duties
    • Three Organs of the Government
    • Emergency and Amendment
    • Constitutional Bodies
  2. Indian Penal Code
    • General Exceptions
    • Offences against Human Body
    • Offences against Property
    • Offences against State
    • Defamation
    • Criminal Conspiracy
    • Difference between Common Object and Common Intention
  3. Law of Torts
    • Injuria Sine Damno and Damnum Sine Injuria
    • General Defences
    • Torts in relation to Persons
    • Torts in relation to property
    • Liabilities
    • Capacity
  4. Indian Contract Act
    • Definition of a Contract
    • Essentials of a valid contract – Offer, acceptance, consideration, capacity to contract
    • Free consent
    • Void agreements
    • Quasi contracts
    • Frustration, novation of a contract, breach of a contract
    • Special Contracts
  5. Legal Misc. (Family Law, Jurisprudence, Intellectual Property Rights, Labour Laws, etc.)
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